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virus problems

Discussion in 'Technology' started by higherlux, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    higherlux

    higherlux [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so im pretty sure my computer has a virus of some sort and i was wondering if anyone knew a free (im extremely cheap) virus remover i could use? i already have malware bytes but it doesn't find anything and im starting to get frustrated with this pos computer :mad:
     
  2. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    fletch aka

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    Nope, sorry can't help.

    BTW, Mac for the win :taco:
     
  3. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    aznutx

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    once a virus is there almost impossible to remove unless you know what you're doing i.e. registry stuff, so reformat!
     
  4. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    Microsoft security essentials may work

    Yes like above save what ya can and reinstall windows if you can't trace it.
     
  5. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    SuperAntispyware
     
  6. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    spybot? maybe im not sure
     
  7. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    Too many to list..
    When I had a PC.. AVG is a free virus check.

    But x2 buy a MAC..
     
  8. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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  9. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    cmack

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    Stop watching gay pr0n?
     
  10. Feb 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    :rofl:
     
  11. Feb 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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  12. Feb 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    Avast AV is a very good one. Once installed, you can tell it to do a pre-windows scan.

    Run full scans. It will take a while, but is better than a quick scan.

    GL
     
  13. Feb 29, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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  14. Feb 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    Alright, I suppose I can help. What are your symptoms?
     
  15. Feb 29, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    Look it up, it will do you good for most issues, and get you clean out of the gate.
    After you figuer out whats wrong its not bad to invest in good virus protection, but like anything its comes down to preference. Whats works good for some , might not be good for others. Do some research on what kind of protection you need and go from there.
     
  16. Feb 29, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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  17. Mar 1, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    Update your malwarebytes
    download AVG antivirus (FREE).

    When your computer is booted up normally, go into start, run, type in msconfig
    under general boot in diagnostic startup- reboot PC (don't worry you can change this at anytime)
    when it boots it will only load services that are needed to run.
    Run your malwayre first,
    then update and run avg.

    if they don't remove everything, boot your PC into safe mode and run these programs again.

    The reason you can't just run them is that most viruses install as a service.. You can't scan them and remove them while the service is running.. so diag mode will disable all that bullshit and give you a shot.

    If you run into major issues PM me and I'll give you my cell number and walk you through it. Virus removal off a PC is easy, just time consuming.
     
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